JET Program Information Session

What: JET Program Information Session
Where: College of Management Room 221
When: 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Interested in Japan?  Consider the JET Program!

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.

The objectives of the program are being achieved by offering JET Program participants the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private junior and senior high schools.

The program is conducted by local authorities and other organizations of Japan in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations.

The program started in 1987 with the cooperation of the governments of the participating countries. As of 2008, there were 4682 participants in the program from 39 countries.

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